So, several days after uploading "McBain for America" it occurred to me that it would be a decent idea to post it as a response to McCain's original "624787" ad, on the off chance that some McCain campaign moderator would let it through or at least get a laugh out of it.
To my surprise, McCain seems to be allowing video responses to be posted automatically, without any pre-approval. For those not au fait with the intracacies of YouTube, when you upload a video, you can choose whether or not to allow video responses and also whether or not you need to approve the response before it shows up on the original video's YouTube page.
I'm not sure if this is by policy or oversight, but it's good nonetheless. Both Obama and Hillary "Let's Start a Conversation" Clinton are considerably more censorious. I'm curious to see how long it lasts.
While on the subject of surprises, I'm still pretty shocked that the McCain campaign is getting Powers Boothe to do his V/Os, given that he has almost uniformly played nasty characters in films and TV. I've played around with a couple of video ideas using audio from Sin City and Deadwood, but I'm not sure that the whole thing is well enough known at this stage.